It’s impossible to deny that sexuality, even in this day and age of TV-PG, plays a huge role in wrestling, particularly when it comes to the female entertainers. It’s a testament to fans for showing WWE that, through NXT, women’s wrestling should be taken seriously. But if we can be serious, none of those women would get a chance if there wasn’t some level of sex appeal involved. The days of a 40-year-old woman wrestling in a one-piece bathing suit are over and done. Hell, the days of seeing any out of shape wrestling is likely out of shape, as most of the top male Superstars look like Greek Gods.
The WWE may try to play it down, “real” wrestling fans may try to play it down and even the wrestlers themselves may try to play it down, but there is no downplaying the fact that women wrestlers are using their sexuality as a commodity...and they should. It’s not easy to make it in wrestling and keep their bodies in shape while also conveying a charisma many women don’t have is a skill. Many will pretend it’s not a skill, or not a skill they possess, but they’re playing coy because of who else has that skill...strippers.
We’re not going to debate the morality of stripping because everyone has their own opinion, but the undeniable fact is that strippers need to have many of the same characteristics as wrestlers. They need to be in shape, they need to have charisma and they need to be able to maintain a character. Is it any surprise that so many of the women in wrestling’s roots can be found on the poles of gentlemen’s clubs of North America?
Some of the women on this list are 100 percent confirmed and some are rumors with very strong evidence suggesting a clothing-removal past. Here are 15 wrestling divas who have allegedly been strippers:
15 Ryan Shamrock
14 Shelly Martinez
13 Beulah McGillicutty
12 Kimona Wanalaya
11 Tammy Sytch
9 Missy Hyatt
8 April Hunter
6 Gorgeous George
4 Christy Hemme
2 Traci Brooks
1 Gail Kim
Gail Kim should have been huge in WWE and she had two chances, but for some reason, things never clicked and she doesn’t have many nice things to say about her time in that company. Between her stints with the company, she worked for a Korean cell phone company as a topless model, showing off the breasts she had augmented before entering the wrestling world. It’s unknown if she did it for wrestling or for her time as an alleged stripper in her home country of Canada, however brief that may have been. Kim had two much more successful runs in TNA than she did with her two stints in WWE. Now pushing 40 and recently married to celebrity chef Robert Irvine, it’s hard to believe that Kim will ever reach the heights she saw in her wrestling career again.
Leave A Comment
Looking for an AD FREE EXPERIENCE on TheSportster?Get Your Free Access Now!